Point Break (1991)

Rated R, everyone and every all.

Bruh, it’s hard to find a more entertaining choice to be the 44th episode of Scoring At The Movies. We all know that Point Break is a remarkably silly “sports” flick, but do we all know that Johnny Utah can do ANYTHING? He’s conveniently brainy almost as much as he’s conveniently dumb (and he has a knee that gets wonky at the worst times), but everything he tries, he aces. Law school, football, shooting guns, federal agenting, surfing (sort of), skydiving, putting handcuffs on a guy while being drowned. Keanu Reeves can do it all! He’s even good at falling in love with—Patrick Swayze and to a lesser extent—Lori Petty. So put on your rubber mask and prepare to infiltrate the ranks of a bunch of hypocritically chill/thieving surfers and also…get me two.

Pedantry Alert: The drugs displayed in the Warchild house are actually 2 kilos of crystal meth, not heroin or cocaine.

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LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1991 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1991 in film

Links to: the 2015 remake and Dirty Dancing and Terminator 2 and Speed and Heat and Hot Fuzz and The Hurt Locker

YouTube links: the “point your gun in the air and say ahhh” scene in Hot Fuzz and the successful robbery and the beach brawl and “Utah…get me two” and the foot chase and skydiving and skydiving with a chute and “vaya con dios”

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Rudy

February 20th on Scoring At The Movies: The Fast And The Furious